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  • Apple CEO Steve Jobs Finally Agrees to Authorized Biography


    Apple CEO Steve Jobs has finally agreed to participate in something he has shunned for the length of his storied career. He's participating in a new - but authorized - book about his life, accomplishments, and legacy. The announcement came Sunday evening from publisher Simon & Schuster.

    The authorized biography on Steve Jobs will be released early next year and deliver a previously unheard of level of access to and insight from the man who co-founded the tech empire that is Apple. And, as we understand it, the book will cleverly be titled "iSteve: The Book of Jobs." To be sure, the entire tome won't be penned by Jobs. That responsibility will fall to Walter Isaacson, the best-selling author behind modern classic biographies of the likes of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein.

    Rumors have swirled for months that Steve Jobs was close to authorizing an official book about his life and a writer to bring the story to life. But last night's announcement is the first official confirmation of the project to date. "This is the perfect match of subject and author, and it is certain to be a landmark book about one of the world's greatest innovators," says Jonathan Karp, publisher of Simon & Schuster. "Just as he did with Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, Walter Isaacson is telling a unique story of revolutionary genius."

    According to the Associated Press, Isaacson has already been working on the biography for two years and has logged hundreds of hours of work, interviewing Steve Jobs, members of the Jobs family, colleagues at Apple and, yes, even competitors and longtime foes.

    Source: Associated Press
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple CEO Steve Jobs Finally Agrees to Authorized Biography started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 27 Comments
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      can't wait to read it!
    1. Quaddy's Avatar
      Quaddy -
      wonder if it will be available on ibooks?
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      An un-authorized biography would be a better read. This will undoubtably go through rigorous censorshipping.
      I can see Jobs flicking through drafts going "take that out, take that out, take that out...."
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      I'm gonna jailbreak his book by gluing my pictures over his, and scribbling unauthorized text in the margins.
    1. iliveudie's Avatar
      iliveudie -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      An un-authorized biography would be a better read. This will undoubtably go through rigorous censorshipping.
      I can see Jobs flicking through drafts going "take that out, take that out, take that out...."
      I got that EXACT visual while reading this article lol
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      Turn it into a movie and I'll see it, anyone else hate reading giant books?
      Or any books for that matter that don't pull u in as well as Harry Potter does?
    1. thepinche's Avatar
      thepinche -
      Not the best title ever but I'd still read it,
    1. IXAdamOwnzXI's Avatar
      IXAdamOwnzXI -
      Quote Originally Posted by BenderRodriguez View Post
      Turn it into a movie and I'll see it, anyone else hate reading giant books?
      Or any books for that matter that don't pull u in as well as Harry Potter does?
      Sorry kiddie, that's just you. Most people have a higher attention span then that.
    1. iliveudie's Avatar
      iliveudie -
      Quote Originally Posted by BenderRodriguez View Post
      Turn it into a movie and I'll see it, anyone else hate reading giant books?
      Or any books for that matter that don't pull u in as well as Harry Potter does?
      Go watch "The Pirates of Silicon Valley". Be warned though, it doesn't pull you in like Harry potter!
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by jahooba View Post
      i'm gonna jailbreak his book by gluing my pictures over his, and scribbling unauthorized text in the margins.
      lol!
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      What? No Essany insults yet!

      Thank goodness, you critics need to grow up and leave him alone!
    1. Donnutt's Avatar
      Donnutt -
      Quote Originally Posted by iliveudie View Post
      Go watch "The Pirates of Silicon Valley". Be warned though, it doesn't pull you in like Harry potter!
      Like hell it doesn't! Still one of my favorite movies! Followed closely by "Revenge of the Nerds"...
    1. iliveudie's Avatar
      iliveudie -
      Quote Originally Posted by Donnutt View Post
      Like hell it doesn't! Still one of my favorite movies! Followed closely by "Revenge of the Nerds"...
      Hahaha. I loved it too! I Didn't think the kid would enjoy it.
    1. Sanady361's Avatar
      Sanady361 -
      $$$ maker. Didn't Pirates of Silicon Valley do a good enough job as painting him as a theif?
    1. mw_w's Avatar
      mw_w -
      Can't wait but I'd rather they make a move out of it.
    1. iliveudie's Avatar
      iliveudie -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sanady361 View Post
      $$$ maker. Didn't Pirates of Silicon Valley do a good enough job as painting him as a theif?
      Yup lol. But with this authorized biography, you're only going to see the good!
    1. Doran's Avatar
      Doran -
      I wonder why you can't find "The Pirates of Silicon Valley" in iTunes......

      Oh.... I know why.... Because he is CRAZY!!!!!!

      That movie shows Jobs and Gates as thieves.... That's why they called them Pirates...

      But that movie made Jobs look like a total nut Job...
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by BenderRodriguez View Post
      Turn it into a movie and I'll see it, anyone else hate reading giant books?
      Or any books for that matter that don't pull u in as well as Harry Potter does?
      Your right on point
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Doran View Post
      I wonder why you can't find "The Pirates of Silicon Valley" in iTunes......

      Oh.... I know why.... Because he is CRAZY!!!!!!

      That movie shows Jobs and Gates as thieves.... That's why they called them Pirates...

      But that movie made Jobs look like a total nut Job...
      It's still probably a more accurate account of Jobs' early career than this book will be.

      What are the chances this will be an iBooks exclusive?

      @the long books argument
      In my opinion a book is always better than a movie, but I often don't have the time to dedicate to reading a book, and many times when I do get hooked on a book something comes up and I'll end up missing a few nights and lose momentum, so I'll often settle for watching the two hour movie.
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      @the long books argument
      In my opinion a book is always better than a movie, but I often don't have the time to dedicate to reading a book, and many times when I do get hooked on a book something comes up and I'll end up missing a few nights and lose momentum, so I'll often settle for watching the two hour movie.
      What he said above is what I was trying to say about the movie idea and taking long to read